Open Post | Monday, April 23rd

– I was able to briefly catch up with Lake Travis (TX) WR Garrett Wilson as he made his way to Texas for his official visit with both parents, and his player host was freshman WR Brennan Eagles.

Most feel Ohio State had the edge over Texas going into the visit for Wilson’s pledge. The Longhorns will have had to knock this visit out of the park with Wilson and his family, as a commitment is likely to come pretty quickly after this visit. Wilson told me “I just want to see how I can fit into the UT family and the UT offense” when I asked what he was looking forward to during the weekend.

We’ve talked about how the stuggles in the Texas passing offense for the last few years is something that is hurting Texas. When I asked him if the performance of the passing game during the Spring Game could help/hurt Texas, he told me “I mean it’s not something I’m going to be all the way focused in on, knowing it’s only the Spring Game. But I’ll be looking out for it for sure.”

Expect a commitment to come from Wilson a week or so after this visit, as he officially visited Ohio State last weekend. – (Andrew)

 


 

– The father of 2019 OL, Kenyon Green tells me they weren’t able to make the trip, this weekend. However, he did add that they plan to reschedule things.

– 2019 DE/OLB Zach Williams (Little Rock, AR) made it to Texas. He visited TCU, Friday and Baylor, early Saturday. While on campus, as we had speculated would happen, Willimas picked up an offer from Texas.

– Jake Smith made it in for his unofficial. Texas is very high up the list. In fact, don’t be surprised if they lead after this weekend. Talking to some folks and it sounds like things are going well, so far. Smith has an unreleased top five but truth be told Texas is probably in his top two.

– I was texting with Garrett Wilson who says the visit is going well. Don’t know, just yet, if that means it’s going well enough to shift the lead to Texas

– Also, in case you missed it, Texas hosted one of the top 2020 offensive linemen in the country, Geirean Hatchett out of Washington state. While on campus, Hatchett also pulled in a Texas offer. We will catch up with him soon to discuss the impact this offer will have on his recruitment going forward. – (Super K)

 


 

– Tre Watson: Cal RB grad transfer Tre Watson took an official visit to Texas. After talking to some people close to the situation and around Watson, it sounds like Texas made a major impression. They could even be looked at as the leader in this recruitment. He’s wrapped up his visit yesterday, and if Texas is willing to take him, that seems like the most likely landing spot as of today.

I was told that Watson plans to visit LSU next weekend before making a decision, we will see if that visit takes place.

– Hudson Card: Saturday night Texas extended an offer to Lake Travis (TX) ’20 QB/ATH Hudson Card. I actually caught up with Card on Friday night after he let me know he was going to visit Texas this weekend. He wasn’t expected an offer to come this early from Tom Herman and his staff. Mostly because Card played WR along with superstar 2019 WR Garrett Wilson in 2017, not much QB. That’s because now Ohio State QB Matthew Baldwin was the Lake Travis starter.

Card told me Texas has been recruiting him more as a QB, and that they wanted to see him more in person this season before extending an offer. Well, that didn’t happen and Card is very excited about it. He told me on Friday that Texas “was one of the schools I grew up loving”. I personally think the Longhorns are going to be tough to beat in this one if Card is their guy at QB in 2020.

I also think he’s a really good fit for Tom Herman’s offense, as he’s a great athlete. He caught 69 passes for 1,137 yards and 13 TD’s, rushed for 459 yards and 6 TD’s on 66 attempts, and also threw for 606 yards and 6 TD’s and 3 INT’s as just a Sophomore. I saw him in person during the 6A State Championship game vs Allen. QB Matthew Baldwin went down on the first drive and Card almost led LT back and looked really solid at QB.

– OL Recruits: Texas hosted a really solid group of offensive line recruits yesterday.

The group consisted of ’20 Chad Lindberg (78), Tyler Johnson (74), EJ Ndoma-Ogar (75), Branson Bragg (72), ’20 Geirean Hatchett (66) and Javonne Shepherd (76). I’ve talked to most of those guys and it sounds like Herb Hand is really doing some work on the recruiting trail.

One thing that was a disappointment for Texas and OL recruits was that Atascosita (TX) 5-Star OT Kenyon Green couldn’t make the trip to Austin like he had hoped. – (Andrew)